Ticket #2918 (closed defect: invalid)
Possible Memory Leak on Windows XP Host
|Reported by:||bkloppenborg||Owned by:|
I am running VirtualBox 2.1.0 on a Windows XP SP3 Host. The Host is an Athlon XP 3000+ processor with 1 GB of RAM. I run Ubuntu 8.04 in a VM (with 400 MB of RAM and 128 MB of VRAM) in headless mode. The VM is attached to one of two Host Interfaces using the new host interface driver introduced in 2.1.0 (although this problem existed in VirtualBox 2.06). The host interface in question is an older PCI network adapter. I have not tried the VM setup with the on-board Ethernet adapter.
I have noticed that while the VM is running, the system starts with ~600 MB free and then slowly decreases, at about 50 KB per second. I have also noticed that if I transfer files over the network (i.e. VM to another machine on the network) the available system memory decreases, almost bit per bit, while the file transfer is in progress. This continues until ~11 MB of memory is left at which time the Windows Host either hangs or blue screens.
Please let me know what else I can provide to get this issue resolved.